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Ontario Tech University mascot Hunter the Ridgeback at the inaugural Ridgebacks varsity basketball games vs Queen's at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre (November 3, 2019).

Moments and milestones: Ontario Tech University in 2019

As Ontario Tech readies itself for the promise of new opportunities in the discovery and application of knowledge at the dawn of a new decade, the university reflects on the past transformative year.

Ontario Tech University’s Gaming and Virtual Reality Laboratory was featured on the cover of the Fall 2019 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review. The lab’s virtual reality display utilizes motion-capture as a body tracker and gesture-based device. The lab supports the study and development of video games, game technology and ‘serious’ games (the simulation of practical real-life environments such as a hospital operating room).

Ontario Tech positioned to support province’s new economy

Ontario Tech University has an important role to play as the Province of Ontario prioritizes that university students — tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, innovators and workers — have the skills needed to succeed in a highly competitive global economy.

Image of a virtual reality medical environment where health-care trainees test their skills and knowledge in handling patient anesthesia crisis scenarios in a simulated operating room.

Ontario Tech University research pioneering virtual reality health-care training

An Ontario Tech University research team is exploring the practical potential of VR, where the user is completely immersed within a 3D computer generated world; as well as ‘augmented reality’ (AR), where digital and graphic elements are added to the real physical space to augment objects comprising it.

Ontario Tech University conference exploring how to reduce human trafficking

Ontario Tech University conference exploring how to reduce human trafficking

On Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11, Ontario Tech University’s Faculty of Social Science and Humanities will stage a series of vital discussions on labour trafficking. The university’s second-annual collaborative Labour Trafficking Conference will examine the impacts and current efforts to combat labour trafficking and the global initiatives focused on reducing trafficking.

3D modelling in Ontario Tech University's Laboratory for Advanced User Interfaces and Virtual Reality.

Ontario Tech a university on the rise: 2020 Maclean’s magazine rankings

The 2020 Maclean’s magazine rankings of Canada’s universities affirms Ontario Tech University’s place in the top 10 of primarily undergraduate institutions. The new survey marks the first time the university appears in the Maclean’s rankings with its new Ontario Tech University brand.

From left: Dr. Les Jacobs, Vice-President, Research and Innovation, Ontario Tech University; Lorne Coe, Whitby MPP; Lindsey Park, Durham MPP; Dr. JoAnne Arcand, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ontario Tech University; Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University; Dr. Lori Livingston, Provost and Vice-President Academic, Ontario Tech University.

Ontario investing in research in Durham Region at Ontario Tech University

The grant to Ontario Tech University (for dietary sodium research by Dr. JoAnne Arcand, Faculty of Health Sciences) is part of the Early Researcher Awards program, designed to help newly appointed researchers working at Ontario’s research institutions build their teams.

From left: Professor Michael Blumenstein, Associate Dean, Research Strategy & Management, Faculty of Engineering and IT, University of Technology Sydney with Dr. Steven Murphy, President and Vice-Chancellor, Ontario Tech University.

Ontario Tech University strengthens international ties with Australian agreement

With long-established research relationships throughout the eastern Greater Toronto Area and across the province, Ontario Tech University boasts an expanding international research portfolio. Adding to dozens of global partnerships, it’s exploring stronger ties Down Under with counterparts at University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

New Ontario Tech University banner on street light along Athol Street in downtown Oshawa.

Sign wave discovered at Ontario Tech University

Signs of change or a change of signs. Whatever you want to call it, signs of Ontario Tech University’s new brand and logo are quickly becoming noticeable on campus this summer.